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Japanese Home Designs

We have various pages of Contemporary Japanese Home selections with links to hundreds of individual project pages. We aim to select projects that are either of top quality or interesting or ideally both.

We cover completed Japanese homes, new house designs, architectural exhibitions and competitions across Japan. Comments on the selection welcome. The focus is on contemporary Japanese residential buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

e-architect have 4 pages of Japanese house designs:

Japanese Houses : A-C

Japanese Homes : D-K (this page)

Japanese Property Designs : L-O

Japanese House Designs : P-Z

Recent Homes in Japan

New Homes in Japan – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

House on The Bluff, Yamate, Yokohama, southeast Japan
Edward Suzuki Associates
House on The Bluff Yamate Yokohama Residence Property
photo : Yasuhiro Nukamura

House on The Bluff – 23 May 2012
This residence is for a family of four with a private Studio/Office attached for the husband. Located on the bluff of Yamate district in the seaport city of Yokohama, it commands a magnificent view of the townscape below on the South. Flanked by a garage on the right and the Studio/Office on the left, the entry is from the North.

Daylight House, Yokohama, southeast Japan
Takeshi Hosaka Architects
Daylight House Japan
photograph : Koji Fujii / Nacasa&Pertners Inc.

Yokohama House – 22 Sep 2011
This is a house in which residents live under natural lighting from the sky. The site is five minutes walk from the railway station, and it is surrounded by a mixture of detached dwellings and 10-floor condominiums and office buildings. In this location nested in a valley between buildings, the light streaming down from the sky above felt precious. A couple with two children planned to build their home in this spot. The building was structured by laying a basic grid (approx. 1500mmx1600mm) over the site.

Keyhole House, Kyoto, central Japan
EASTERN design office
Keyhole House
photograph : Koichi Torimrua

Kyoto House
The facade of this house has the shape of a keyhole. A key to open “my house”, which is standing along a narrow street of a crowded town, is designed as a key itself on the façade of this house.

House in Moriyama, Nagoya, south Japan
Suppose design office architects
Home in Moriyama
photograph : Toshiyuki Yano

House in Moriyama
This Nagoya home features rooms designed for plants. This home is built on a small, narrow plot surrounded by other houses, making the location less than ideal. Responding to the client’s desire to have a vibrant garden we suggested a design featuring a room for plants, a “garden room” in other words. Essentially, in this home the garden, which usually exists in the so-called exterior, is incorporated into the interior as landscaping to surround the tenant’s living space.

House in Otake, Hiroshima, southwest Japan
Suppose design office, architects
House in Otake
photograph : Toshiyuki Yano

House in Otake
The Otake house is located in the West of Hiroshima prefecture, on a high plateau that neighbors the Kamei Park of the Kamei Castle Ruins. To the South is an industrial region and a beautiful mountain range, and to the North a remarkable view of the Seto Inland Sea and Miyajima. We created a design fitting to these two contrasting and beautiful scenes.

A house awaiting death
EASTERN design office
House awaiting death Japan
photograph : Koichi Torimrua

A house awaiting death
“A house awaiting death,” the client said to us. “I will die in 15 years. It will be a house awaiting that death. The building is fine as long as it lasts 15 years. Something small would be good.”
“I have found the place.” A patch of land on a peninsula facing East. “I’m glad the land faces East. I hate the sunset.”
“When I die it won’t be sunset, it will be sunrise. When the final moment comes, I will face the sea and depart on a ship flashing towards death. It’ll be a time revealed after death.”

Japanese House Architecture

Japanese House Designs, alphabetical:

The Dent House
Naoi architecture & design office
The Dent House
photo : Hiroshi Ueda

The Dent House
Glashaus / Utsubo
K.Associates
Glashaus
picture © Hitoyuki Hitai

Glashaus
Hanasaki House, Yokohama City
MoNo
Hanasaki House
photo : Koshimizu Susumu

Hanasaki House
House in Fukawa, Hiroshima
Suppose design office, architects
Fukawa House
photograph : Toshiyuki Yano

House in Fukawa
House in Fukaya
K.Associates
Fukaya House
photo © Hitoyuki Hitai

Fukaya House
House in Hidaka, Saitama city
Suppose design office, architects
House in Hidaka
photograph : Toshiyuki Yano

House in Hidaka
House in Higashi-Otsu
K.Associates
House in Higashi-Otsu
image © Hitoyuki Hitai

Higashi-Otsu House
House in Kitakamakura, Kanagawa
Suppose design office, architects
Home in Kitakamakura
picture : Toshiyuki Yano

House in Kitakamakura
House in Kurakuen II
K.Associates
Kurakuen II House
picture © Hitoyuki Hitai

Kurakuen II House
House in Kurakuen
NRM-Architects Office
Kurakuen House
photograph : Eiji Tomita

Residence in Kurakuen
House in Nagata, Hyogo Prefecture
Tadashi Suga Architect
House in Nagata
photo : Yoshiharu Matsumura

House In Nagata, Kobe-city
House in Nipponbashi
K.Associates
House in Nipponbashi
photo © Hitoyuki Hitai

Nipponbashi House
House in Onitori
Kenji Tagashira
House in Onitori
image : Kei Sugino

House in Onitori
House in Saijo, Ehime, Shikoku, south Japan
Suppose design office, architects
Saijo House
photo : Toshiyuki Yano

House in Saijo
House in Showa-cho
Fujiwaramuro Architects
House in Showa-cho
photograph : Toshiyuki Yano

House in Showa-cho
House like a Museum, Kamakura City
Edward Suzuki Associates
Kamakura City House
photo from Edward Suzuki Associates

Kamakura House, Kanagawa Prefecture
House M, Hokkaido
Jun Igarashi Architects
House M
photograph : Sergio Pirrone

House M
House O, Hokkaido
Jun Igarashi Architects
House O Hokkaido
photograph : Iwan Baan

House O
House of Maple Leaves, Karuizawa, Japan

House of Maple Leaves Karuizawa House
photo : Yasuhiro Nukamura
House of Maple Leaves
Industrial Designer House, Tokyo
Koji Tsutsui
Tokyo House
picture : Masao Nishikawa

Tokyo House
Korinkyo House, northern Japan
Nakayama Architects
Korinkyo House
photo : Makoto Nakayama

Korinkyo House, nr Sapporo

Japanese Homes – No Images

Floating-roof house, Okayama
2005
Tezuka Architects

Fukuoka Housing – Nexus World Kashii : Void Space/Hinged Space, Fukuoka
1991
Steven Holl Architects

House, Karuizawa
2007
TNA – Makoto Takei & Chie Nabeshima

Izu house, Nishiizu
2004
Atelier Bow-Wow

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